PV monitoring solutions provider meteocontrol and solar EPC firm Phoenix Solar have established a partnership that focuses on the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT).
Phoenix Solar will use meteocontrol’s monitoring systems to operate PV plants in these regions. To begin, the two firms are launching a joint project in central Anatolia, Turkey, for which meteocontrol has developed a cost-optimized monitoring concept, known as blue'Log Station X-Series, for a set of six PV power plants with a combined 6.9MW capacity near the city of Kayseri.
The firms are also developing what they claim is the largest private solar power project in Jordan, standing at 11MW divided into three units to meet the energy needs of the Marriott and Sheraton hotel chains. The plants will be located in the Muwaqqar and Damikhi, Qatrana, regions and will be connected to the grids of Jordan Electric Power Co and Electric Distribution Company. They will also serve as a pilot project for similar power plants in Jordan and other MENAT countries.
The firms noted that the 'Power Wheeling Regulation' in Jordan's renewable energy law permits solar energy to be generated at sites located away from the area of consumption.
Phoenix Solar will operate the Jordanian plants once completed and meteocontrol will supply a remote monitoring system for the VCOM virtual control room and a local SCADA system for on-site monitoring.
Martin Schneider, managing director of meteocontrol, said: “The partnership with Phoenix Solar enhances our growth strategy in the MENAT region. We are really looking forward to a long-term partnership. We’re also happy about already having two more orders in the project pipeline.”